STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS
Students are expected to study to the best of their abilities and to ask for
assistance when necessary. This includes taking responsibility for their
learning and contributing to a positive class atmosphere. Students are
free to express their ideas and feelings in a manner that is clear,
respectful and defendable and respectful of the person expressing the other
Classroom Atmosphere and Participation Conducive to Learning
Respectful and polite speech for expressed ideas and feelings
Each student is expected to be attentive, engaged in the lesson
which includes but is not limited to active participation of taking notes,
answering questions, contributing to small and large group discussion.
Individual private conversations are appropriate for other venues.
Blasphemy, street language, slang, stereotyping, biting sarcasm,
putdowns, discussion of other people are not tolerated
Modest and respectful attire. Wearing immodest attire after first
warning results in points deducted from class participation as it is
distracting thus affecting class participation
Gum, snacks, candy, beverages including water bottles cannot be
consumed in class. A fine of .25 per infraction will be charged and items
confiscated and/or disposed; monies collected will go toward the purchase of
Tardy or Leaving the Room
Students tardy to class three times (3x) per quarter will serve
a �tardy party� after school. Failure to show results in loss of all class
participation points (20 points = 10% of grade)
Students will not be allowed to leave the room for bathroom breaks
or to retrieve assignments once the bell has rung.
Students late to class are responsible for securing information
Required texts and materials (failure to have required materials affects
Class Participation grade)
New American Bible
Dark pens: blue or black
Loose leaf paper for quizzes
Notebook and/or binder for copying notes and storing handouts
Access to hole punch and stapler (not the teacher�s)
Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are to be turned in typed
Assignments are due during the students� assigned class periods
only. Any other time constitutes late.
Late assignments are not accepted. Anticipate computer problems as
it doesn�t alter the late assignment policy.
Permission not granted to leave the room to retrieve assignments
Each student is responsible for checking the Teacher�s Home Page for
assignments, quizzes, tests, etc.
Assignments are usually given well in advance. If there is an
assignment given that is due the next day and the student is absent from
school for the entire day, he or she has one day to turn in the assignment.
If absent when the assignment is due, it is due upon return.
If an assignment is due the day of a school-related absence then the
assignment must be turned in the day before, sent in with another student or
arrangements made with the teacher in advance.
Do not email an assignment unless given expressed permission.
Quiz, Test, Projects
Tests are collected when the bell rings. Students* needing more
time must request this before the test and s/he will take half of the test
during the assignment period and the other half after school the day of the
test. *On file in guidance
Anticipate random quizzes on daily discussions and reading material.
If a student is absent the day of a test or quiz or when the project
is due, the student will fulfill his/her responsibility upon return to
school providing s/he has a valid written excuse. Students must see me
prior to the 8:30 am bell to make arrangements. Failure to do so will
result in loss of margin of error points.
If a student appears to have a habit of missing test days, all
margin of error points will be negated.
Every day that a student delays in taking a test or turning in a
project, they will lose 20 points per day.
Students with anticipated school-related absences must make
arrangements with the teacher to either take the test before or after the
absence based on teacher discretion.
15% class participation: materials, punctuality, participation in
discussion, taking notes
35% homework: 25% for hard copy and 10% for turnitin.com submission;
both on time.
I am available before and after school, 5th, 6th period
if you need to talk with me or make up a test. Please come and talk
with me if you are having difficulty in any aspect of the class or the
subject. I can also be reached by email and school phone 564-1040.